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Colts sign Orlovsky, Texans cut Slaton

Two developments today worth noting in the division.

The Colts signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who was with them in the preseason, says Mike Chappell.

Orlovsky could be the team’s backup Monday night in Tampa depending on the condition of Kerry Collins, who may have suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh. The team tried out former Chiefs signal-caller Brodie Croyle before deciding to bring back Orlovsky.

Meanwhile, Houston gave up on its No. 4 running back, Steve Slaton, who ran for over 1,000 yards as a rookie in 2008 as a third-round draft pick. The Texans promoted Chris Ogbonnaya from their practice squad to take Slaton’s place.

Ogbonnaya could rank as high as second Sunday against the Steelers if Arian Foster and Derrick Ward are not back from injuries.